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eBay strengthens games offer with dedicated shop

eBay strengthens games offer with dedicated shop

Ecommerce giant eBay is about to launch a new hub for physical media called The Entertainment Shop. Among others, it will offer a “selection of new, catalogue and pre-owned games ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 7th 2017 at 9:00AM in News
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How to review a game like Destiny 2? Gamesradar+ and Eurogamer discuss their approaches

Destiny 2 launched today, but if you go and take a look on Metacritic you'll find that all the big gaming sites are still working on their reviews. A quick ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 6th 2017 at 12:59PM in News
Destiny 2 PS4 Pro

Destiny 2 launches smoothly despite reported PS4 Pro crashes

Launching a gigantic game that only works when players are connected to the server is always something of a nervous time. However, Destiny 2's rolling worldwide launch over the last ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 6th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Destiny 2 merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Destiny 2 merchandise

Destiny is finally coming back to consoles today, and is also heading to PC for the first time next month. Initially rumoured for a 2016 release, Destiny 2 was ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 6th 2017 at 10:10AM in News

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Resilient retail -  UK retailers discuss stock shortages, Switch and Brexit

Resilient retail - UK retailers discuss stock shortages, Switch and Brexit

This year has already brought a few shocks and surprises to retail. The first few months of 2017 had its usual new entries in best-selling franchises such as Resident Evil ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 6th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition returns to retail this December

Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition returns to retail this December

Capcom's Resident Evil 7 will be returning to retail with a new Gold Edition on December 12th later this year, the publisher has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 5th 2017 at 4:40PM in News
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Minecraft Marketplace community partners have earned over $1m since June

Creators using Mojang's Minecraft Marketplace have made more than $1 million since the service launched in June, the company has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 5th 2017 at 4:05PM in News
Ubisoft announces two new studios and record investment in Quebec

Ubisoft announces two new studios and record investment in Quebec

During a livestream earlier today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced the creation of a new studio in Saguenay (Quebec, Canada) and a massive investment plan for the region – the ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 5th 2017 at 2:45PM in News

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Fast Travel Games

Fast Travel Games raises $2.1m in Series A funding for new VR title

Fast Travel Games, the VR studio founded by ex-EA, Rovio and DICE employees, has announced it's raised a $2.1m series A funding rounded. The funding was led by leading Nordic ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 5th 2017 at 12:30PM in News
Merge Games: Embracing the Switch and why PC retail is more important than ever

Merge Games: Embracing the Switch and why PC retail is more important than ever

We catch up with founder and managing director Luke Keighran to talk about how Merge Games embraced the Switch, why special editions of PC titles are still relevant and why indie ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 5th 2017 at 12:20PM in News
Sweden

Swedish games industry generated €1.4bn in revenue in 2016

Revenue from Swedish game developers increased to €1.4bn in 2016, showing a growth of 1,000 per cent since 2010, according to the 2017 edition of the Swedish Game Developer Index. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 5th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed Origins partnership with Monster Energy

Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed Origins partnership with Monster Energy

Ubisoft has announced a new partnership between its upcoming Assassin's Creed Origins title and Monster Energy. Not only will more 500m Monster Energy drinks receive custom Assassin's Creed Origins character ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 4th 2017 at 11:24AM in News

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The Good Life

Swery's The Good Life arrives on crowd-funding platform Fig

Swery, the creator of Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die and founder of new indie studio White Owls, has announced that his next game will be funded ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 4th 2017 at 11:08AM in News
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy holds second UK No.1

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy holds second UK No.1

Switch exclusive Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle didn’t manage to take the top spot for its first week in the charts, as Uncharted: The Lost Legacy remained No.1 for a ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 4th 2017 at 10:35AM in News
Samsung Xbox One X

Samsung partners with Xbox One X for exclusive US marketing and retail deal

The US branch of Samsung is teaming up with Xbox for an exclusive marketing and retail partnership around the Xbox One X, the electronics manufacturer has announced.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 4th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch hits 1.5m sales in Japan

The Nintendo Switch has hit the 1.5m milestone in Japan, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, after the Switch version of Capcom's Monster Hunter XX knocked Dragon Quest XI ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 4th 2017 at 10:02AM in News

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Far Cry 5 at gamescom

Community Centre: Chris Roberts and Blue Byte say Gamescom is all about community

While E3 has started experimenting with letting consumers onto its show floor, with inevitable teething problems around the most popular stands, Gamescom has long had a model that works well – ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 1st 2017 at 3:20PM in News
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A torrent of video: IGN and Facebook on Gamescom 2017

Video is now the lingua franca of gaming coverage – and at this year's Gamescom it came, as ever, in a myriad of forms: studio-style news coverage and interviews, game preview ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 1st 2017 at 12:44PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming, Sold Out, PlayStack and more

MCV Jobs Weekly: Green Man Gaming, Sold Out, PlayStack and more

In this week's roundup: Green Man Gaming hires new performance marketing EVP, Ukie's Blackwell becomes the Mayor of London’s first chief digital officer, a new marketing director arrives at Sold Out, ...

on Sep 1st 2017 at 11:00AM in News
Gamescom review, Golden Joysticks, Oculus and Merge Games headline this week's MCV

Gamescom review, Golden Joysticks, Oculus and Merge Games headline this week's MCV

After a record-breaking Gamescom, we look at the core drivers of its success in this week’s issue of MCV. The potential resurgence of Xbox, the importance of video and ...

on Sep 1st 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Koch Media and Codemasters extend publishing and distribution partnership

Koch Media and Codemasters extend publishing and distribution partnership

A year and a half after the beginning of their collaboration, distributor Koch Media and racing games developer and publisher Codemasters announced the renewal of their partnership.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 31st 2017 at 12:21PM in News
Super Meat Boy Forever and No More Heroes headline Nintendo's Switch indie showcase

Super Meat Boy Forever and No More Heroes headline Nintendo's Switch indie showcase

Nintendo broadcast its summer Nindies Showcase last night and announced 20 new titles coming to the Switch. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 31st 2017 at 10:40AM in News
Charlie Hasdell

Sony's Charlie Hasdell joins PlayStack as creative director

UK publisher PlayStack has hired Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe's Charlie Hasdell as its new creative director. Hasdell brings more than two decades worth of experience to the role, including his ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 30th 2017 at 3:20PM in News
Halo

Halo is coming to Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform

Microsoft is bringing Halo to its Windows Mixed Reality platform. Developed by 343 Industries, the game will be one of the first pieces of content available for Windows mixed reality, ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 30th 2017 at 10:58AM in News